I love where I live– there’s a lot to do, but there is a still a small town feel to it. Case it point– the area magazine– Williamsburg’s Next Door Neighbor. Each edition is themed, and the November magazine featured the winners of the Now You’re Cookin’ Contest. Not only do they share the winning recipe, but also the life story of the cook. I LOVE the life stories. The winner of the contest’s name is Arlene, and reading about her life, I was able to see a lot of commonalities between the two of us.
1) We are both from Western NY and made our way to warmer weather in Virginia
2) She has a love of cookbooks and recipes written down. If you look at my bookshelf, you’ll see lots of cookbooks and a binder stuffed with recipes printed from other fabulous bloggers.
The winning recipe is a Vidalia Onion Pie, and I’m sharing my take on this recipe. Enjoy from Arlene’s kitchen to mine to yours!
- cooking spray
- 3 cups sliced yellow onions (about 1.5)
- 1- 9" pie crust
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 1/2 lb Italian sausage
- 1/2 cup chopped, frozen spinach
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cayenne pe/pper
- 2 tbs Parmesan shaker cheese
- 1/4 & 1/8 paprika
- Servings: 4-6
- Difficulty: easy
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In one saucepan, brown sausage and set aside. In another pan, spray with cooking spray, and saute onions and spinach until slightly limp.
In 9" pie plate, spray with cooking spray. Please 1 pie crust in pie plate. Spread onions, spinach, and sausage in pie shell. Top with Swiss cheese.
Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, cayenne, and 1/4 paprika. Top with Parmesan cheese and rest of paprika.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake for about another 20 minutes until a knife comes out clean.
Cut into pie slices and serve. 500 calories a serving